Should we miss an opportunity to travel in the child’s world? One of the best ways to do that is read the children’s books. We have numerous of children’s books have the similar topic, but it’s different in others from published years. “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen and “Ladder to The Moon” by Maya Soetoro-N G, illustrated by YuYi Morales. Both of these books were talking about family love, hopefully in the life, sympathetically, and sharing each other. It has the similar message, but it’s different in many ways.
“The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen published in December, 1845. This book was about in New York’s winter, there was a little girl used to sell the matchsticks to make money for her father. It was the day before the New Year; everyone around her has enough food, warm family to celebrate the season. No one was paying attention to this little girl. She was wearing torn and ragged clothes, she also no shoe on her feet. The weather was so cold, she could not go home because she knew her father would angry, and scold tier for coming back without sell any match. Then, she sat in the corner on the street. She wanted to light up a match to help her get warmer, but she scary that her father will punish her by waste the matchstick. The weather keeps colder; she decided to light up one matchstick. Each matchstick is the dream of this girl. She saw the warm large iron stove, foods, snow white, and Christmas tree. However, when each matchstick burns, the wonderful things in that light gone. Finally, she decided to light up the last matchstick and she saw her grandmother. She said “Oh, take me with you! You go away when the match burns out; you vanish like the warm stove, like the delicious roast goose, and like the magnificent Christmas tree!” In the next morning, people saw a little girl’s death by frozen, but no one knew that she had a great time with her grandmother and God.
The other story is “Ladder to the Moon” by Maya Soetoro-N, G, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. This book, published in 2011. The book is about Suhaila wanted to meet her grandmother, Annie. One night, the moonlight came to open her window. Sualia wondered and waited for her grandma. Grandma perched on the lowest rung, invited Sualia to travel across the sky, land, ocean. While they travel up to the sky, they look down to the Earth with open their mind, heart to everyone. After Sualia’s travel with her grandma and have fun, she came back home and tell her mom all of the wonderful things that she saw.
“The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen, and the “Ladder to the Moon” by Maya Soetoro-N G, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. By comparison, these two books published on different century, but it wrote the same issue for children’s books. These two books also have the same genre is fantasy fiction book. Both of the authors use the imagination to create the story, and it has the same message about family love, hope, sympathy, and sharing...